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Ultimate time management game for an evangelist

Imagine a time management game when you have 12 months, finite budget and infinite number of events to visit. Oh, and you also have to prepare for your talks, make slides, rehearse them and make them look and sound. I did play this game. Here is the highscore for year 2013.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friends!

Got an email reply from the lead tax inspector starting from “sorry for the late reply, I was on vacations. Here is how you should do…”.

I also have similar stories about doctors and other public service employees. Dunno if it is me, or people around are indeed so nice here.

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Building communities

So I’ve put the same thought three times so you, my dear reader, find it and read it. There’s also something under the cut.

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Motivation (how to deal with Russians)

In America you motivate people with money – give more money, people would do more. Endless consumption, reinvestment and such. In Europe it is more complex – people can rent 20 sq m apartment and love it as much as they love other simple things (fresh bread, clean air, etc…). What is Russia then?

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F2P, IAP, P2W and other monetization opportunities for the city

Developing the F2P idea for the city could end up with situations like “Sir, you have to free the bench for me, here’s the SMS confirmation” Or how about making the traffic light green by a premium SMS?

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Entering the Russian Facebook

Russia is different indeed, they have own Classmates, LinkedIn and the Facebook. Being part of the Unity Technologies and a Russian speaker (almost native btw!), I tried to enter the bare grounds of the latter…

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How to piss off a Lithuanian

That’s not where I was born, or where my ancestors come from. But this country is hard to not fall in Love with, so here we go.

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Why no Russians on the Unity Awards?

Each year Unity awards a number of projects in a multiple categories, and here’s the shortlist of Unity Awards 2014. So far – only two projects from Eastern Europe or Russia, both non-games: Roman Forum and Sports Venue Planner. Why?

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Asian shenanigans

Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo… the latter is the only city that impressed from all the sides and did not make me rumble too much.

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